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Angus T. Jones Apologizes For Rant Against Two and a Half Men

Angus T. Jones with Miley Cyrus on "Two and a Half Men"

In the days after Two and a Half Men star Angus T. Jones’ religious testimony hit the web, there’s been much discussion about the 19-year-old who begged fans to stop watching the CBS comedy that made him rich. Jones taped the videos to demonstrate how he has found faith through a man named Christopher Hudson, better known as the Forerunner, but the public focus was instead on Jones’ rant against Men.

“Jake from Two and a Half Men means nothing,” he said in the video. “He is a non-existent character. If you watch Two and a Half Men, please stop watching Two and a Half Men. I’m on Two and a Half Men, and I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it, please stop filling your head with filth.”

He continued, “It’s bad news. I don’t know if it means any more coming from me, but you might not have heard it otherwise. So just watch out. A lot of people don’t like to think about how deceptive the enemy is. He’s been doing this for a long longer than any of us have been around. So we can’t play around. There’s no playing around when it comes to eternity.”

The overwhelming public response to the story has apparently made Jones rethink a few elements of his anti-Men stance. Although he doesn’t deny his earlier comments or his affiliation with the Forerunner, Jones has issued a statement (first posted by Deadline) apologizing to the cast and crew of Two and a Half Men and clarifying that he only has love and respect for them.

As of this point in time, Jones hasn’t quit Two and a Half Men, and it’s been reported that producers haven’t spoken with him about the testimonies, although they have seen them. Here’s Jones’ apology in its entirety:

I have been the subject of much discussion, speculation and commentary over the past 24 hours. While I cannot address everything that has been said or right every misstatement or misunderstanding, there is one thing I want to make clear.

Without qualification, I am grateful to and have the highest regard and respect for all of the wonderful people on Two and Half Men with whom I have worked over the past ten years and who have become an extension of my family.

Chuck Lorre, Peter Roth and many others at Warner Bros. and CBS are responsible for what has been one of the most significant experiences in my life to date. I thank them for the opportunity they have given and continue to give me and the help and guidance I have and expect to continue to receive from them.

I also want all of the crew and cast on our show to know how much I personally care for them and appreciate their support, guidance and love over the years. I grew up around them and know that the time they spent with me was in many instances more than with their own families. I learned life lessons from so many of them and will never forget how much positive impact they have had on my life.

I apologize if my remarks reflect me showing indifference to and disrespect of my colleagues and a lack of appreciation of the extraordinary opportunity of which I have been blessed. I never intended that.

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  • http://twitter.com/lauriepink Laurie Pink

    I think the sad thing here is that he’s 19 & talking like Tom Cruise already. Not a well bunny.

  • Richard

    dick move

  • kiss my Angus

    So basically – GODBOY was told to do that or be sued by the producers for damages to the show….
    lets see yer god bail you outta that kid!

  • AJSchumacher

    The unfortunate part of the situation is he’s just a kid. An ignorant, unworldly and lost kid at that. This is why he’s fallen prey to the aforementioned “Forerunner” who is obviously already brainwashing him into becoming a religious zealot.
    This part cracks me up: “So just watch out. A lot of people don’t like to think about how
    deceptive the enemy is. He’s been doing this for a long longer than any
    of us have been around. So we can’t play around. There’s no playing
    around when it comes to eternity.”
    No intelligent being who actually thinks for themselves believe this way. It’s garbage. If he actually does believe this then maybe he should apply this type of caution to his career. He’s already done irreparable damage but soon there won’t be one to watch out for at all.
     

  • Beast

    Certainly didn’t take him very long to flip flop on his new found beliefs.

    Now if he’d only realize how much he’s being indoctrinated by people looking to use, manipulate, and take advantage of him. Maybe this is a first step to show he is learning. 

  • B.C.

    Well…sometimes when people have been living in the world…and Hollywood is the epitome of that…and they become Christian…they find that world in opposition to what they are coming to believe in. It’s like going from one extreme to another in a way…two different ways of living…he’ll balance out. Happy he’s found Jesus and hoe he grows in his faith in a healthy way.

  • Elise

    Why is believing in God tantamount to being a “religious zealot?”  I’m a former militant atheist who formerly classified spirituality as a mere opiate, a salve to alleviate fear of the unknown.  Am I now a religious zealot just because I believe in God?  Angus is far from ignorant, nor is he brainwashed by a spiritual worldview.  Angus was forced, at the age of 4, into the soul-sucking cesspool known as Hollywood.  Hollywood churns out immoral garbage on a regular basis and seemingly shuns anything with actual artistic value.  What sane, rational adult would willingly deprive his child of a normal upbringing and impose forced servitude on that show instead?  Think about it.  Angus is finally of age and wants out.  That’s rational.  Compromising your personal integrity via participation in a morally bankrupt show like Two and a Half Men is not rational.  It’s not a big mystery. 

  • up you Angus

    beleiving in god, or any religion is fine…. but when you go on a public rant about it….saying how you view the show you are on as “bad” because it does not conform to your beleifs… yeah thats 1) crazy talk  2)  career suicide.

    You keep you “beliefs” to your self because the person standing next to you might take offenense to your “beliefs”/

    Angus was forced into the soul sucking life of Hollywood????? by whom?  His freaking parents– thats who!   So they should be the ones “condemed as the sinners. 

    I want my Holllywood full of  sex & violence…. there is NOTHING wrong with raunchy mindless comedy sitcoms like ‘men’….

    America doesnt want to watch Christian gospel sitcoms or movies… there is a small tiny brainwashed market for that…. not for the masses